Carambola (Averrhoa carambola)—
The carambola is a productive bearing fruit tree from Malaysia, where the fruits are eaten fresh or processed into juice.
Grafted trees of good varieties usually start bearing in two years.
The ornamental trees bear clusters of small lilac colored flowers which are followed by exotic, waxy looking, star shaped fruits.
Superior quality clones have been developed and are available to home growers.
Kary is a carambola developed at the U.H. Poamoho Experiment Station as a selected seedling of the Kembangan carambola.
Fruits are orange yellow when ripe, sweet, and pleasantly flavored with a crisp texture.
Fwang Tung is a variety that originated as a seedling from a Thai variety in Florida.
The greenish yellow fruits are large and sweet with a crisp and refreshing taste.
The Leng Bak is also a sweet, crisp fruit that is also great for making juice.